This Homemade Waffle Recipe is made with simple ingredients and is light and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. They’re perfect every time!

This fluffy, crispy waffle recipe is best when covered in butter and real maple syrup and a side of bacon. Below you’ll learn why this recipe has been TOP-RATED on Google and Pinterest for 10 years!

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Why This Waffle Recipe Is The Best

Sundays are for sleeping in, drinking coffee at the kitchen table, and making a delicious breakfast from scratch! No need for a waffle mix when you have this recipe in under your belt!

One of our favorite meals to make on the weekend together as a family is this Homemade Waffle Recipe – they’re just as delicious as my Baked French Toast Casserole.

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We love pulling out our Belgian Waffle Maker – the same one we received as a wedding gift years ago – and making a homemade waffle batter that promises to be the most amazing waffles from scratch you’ve ever had!

I grew up with my mom and dad using everyone’s favorite Bisquick waffle recipe. Bisquick has a wonderful flavor and always turns out amazing. But, I also like to make my pancakes and waffles batter from scratch whenever possible.

Here are all of my favorite waffle recipes in one place -> 21+ Mouthwatering Waffle Recipes

How To Make Homemade Waffle Recipe

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Ingredients For Easy Homemade Waffles

This recipe is easy to make and uses everyday ingredients you most likely already have on hand in your pantry:

  • flour – regular flour is best for this recipe
  •  melted butter – trust me. Melted butter gives this waffle recipe the most amazing taste and texture.
  •  baking powder – to make your waffles nice and fluffy.
  •  eggs – I like to use large, good-quality eggs.
  • sugar – Don’t leave this out. 
  • vanilla – Madagascar vanilla gives you the best flavor
steps to make waffles

 Directions For The Easiest Fluffy Waffles

  1. Preheat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray or rub a little melted butter on.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer until light and fluffy and pale in color.
  4. Add the vanilla to the egg mixture.
  5. Mix the egg mixture into the dry mixture.
  6. Add the butter and milk into the mixture- blending until just smooth.
  7. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes before adding to the waffle iron.
  8. Pour onto hot iron and cook until golden brown.
  9. Serve topped with pure maple syrup and butter or your favorite fruit and whipped cream.
homemade waffles on a rack after cooking

How to Keep Waffles Warm

  • Set Oven to “warm” setting
    To keep waffles warm while you’re whipping up more for your family, preheat your oven to the “warm” setting or lowest setting available.
  • Place waffles right on the oven rack
    Place the waffles right on the rack when you take them out of your waffle iron. The waffles will stay crispy and warm until you’re ready to enjoy!

Waffle Toppings + Variations

The best thing about this recipe is that it can be modified to to your liking! Sweet, savory, or topped with delicious berries, syrup or whipped cream! Here’s a few of our favorites!

Common Questions for Making the BEST Waffles At Home

Can you use a pancake recipe for waffles?

Waffles are made of a richer batter than pancakes, with an additional egg and oil. In fact, most pancake mixes offer directions for creating waffles out of the mix if you decide to go that route!

How do you make waffle batter from scratch?

It’s easy! By mixing flour, butter, baking powder, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together, you can have a delicious homemade waffle batter recipe from scratch in no time! Just follow the recipe below to learn more!

What is the difference between a waffle and a Belgian waffle?

The texture is also lighter and crispier. To make a Belgian waffle, you need a waffle iron with a deeper, larger grid pattern. Most Belgian waffle recipes are yeast-based, to get that crispy texture. But you also can use a waffle batter that uses beaten egg whites for lightness like this one! 

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How thick should waffle batter be?

Leaving the lumps in will give you a fluffier and more tender waffle in the long run. A good mixture will have the consistency of pancake batter or honey—not so thick and clumpy that it’s clinging to your whisk or so runny that it’s essentially water.

How do you make waffles crispy?

Pour the batter into a preheated waffle maker that has been sprayed with cooking spray and cook for about 3-4 minutes – check and see if they are done to your liking, if not cook a little longer. If the waffles don’t get crispy enough in your waffle iron, place them on a rack set on a baking sheet (or it can be the rack in the oven if it’s clean) and bake in a 250F oven for another 5-10 minutes, until crisp.

How do you keep waffles crispy?

If you don’t have a warm setting, set it to 200°F. Place a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet and put it into the oven. By placing the rack on top of the sheet rather than placing the waffles directly on the sheet, you are allowing the hot air to circulate right around the waffle to keep it crisp.

Can You Freeze Waffles?

YES! You can freeze waffles in ziplock freezer bags and pull them out as needed throughout the week. All you need to do to reheat waffles is to pop them in the oven, microwave or even the toaster! This is the perfect make-ahead homemade waffle recipe from scratch!

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Perfect Homemade Waffle Recipe

Homemade Waffle Recipe!   Made with simple ingredients – light and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside – they’re perfect every time! 
4.18 from 548 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 3/4 cups milk

Instructions 

  • Preheat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray or rub a little melted butter on.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer until light and fluffy and pale in color.
    2 eggs
  • Add the vanilla to the egg mixture.
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Mix the egg mixture into the dry mixture.
  • Add the butter and milk into the mixture- blending until just smooth.
    1 3/4 cups milk, 1/2 cup butter
  • Let mixture sit for about 5 minutes before adding to the waffle iron.
  • Pour onto hot iron and cook until golden brown.
  • Serve topped with pure maple syrup and butter or your favorite fruit and whipped cream.

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Notes

Tips for Keeping Waffles Warm:

  1. Set Oven to “warm” setting To keep waffles warm while you’re whipping up more for your family, preheat your oven to the “warm” setting or lowest setting available.
  2. Place waffles right on the oven rack Place the waffles right on the rack when you take them out of your waffle iron. The waffles will stay crispy and warm until you’re ready to enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 4.2mg
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Comments

    1. Could I use buttermilk in place of regular milk for this recipe? Or would it change the taste too much?

  1. 5 stars
    Very good recipe! Any negative reviews are probably user error.

    1. Agree. Perfect recipe. Will never buy a box mix again! Happy New Year 2022!

  2. 5 stars
    Used this recipe for my family Christmas breakfast today, but added blueberries and cinnamon. Waffles were delicious, as well as light and fluffy, as advertised.

  3. Great recipe! Just made them and they turned out great. I even made a stuffed waffle with fruit.

  4. 5 stars
    Didn’t feel like cooking a big dinner and came across your recipe, so good! Can’t wait to make them for my grandson when he comes to visit.

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      Great! Let me know!

      1. Mixing the egg into the dry ingredients first created lumps that didn’t blend out. I think the egg should be blended with the wet ingredients first. I’m quite disappointed as this was supposed to be our Christmas breakfast. ☹️

      2. I ran into the same issue. Not sure how others are coming out right if they follow as directed.

      3. 5 stars
        Very easy to make and they turned out delish. This is now my go to waffle recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe. Very tasty! and easy peasy!…. We were given my spouse’s mothers waffle iron… with a cloth covered cord! Had my doubts, but they it worked like a champ and the results were delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Michelle - ATM Team says:

      Yay so glad to hear they were a hit!

  6. There a mistake in this recipe it calls for 4 teaspoons of baking powder which is an awful a lot can this be a typo how do I send this compared to other recipesCate says:

    1 star
    Is There a mistake in this recipe it calls for 4 teaspoons of baking powder which is an awful a lot can this be a typo how do I send this compared to other recipes

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      HI! It’s not a mistake. It calls for 4 teaspoons of baking powder.

  7. Sherry Maye says:

    5 stars
    I just made these waffles and yum! They were excellent and so easy! Thank you for sharing your recipe and for all of the helpful hints..

    1. Michelle - ATM Team says:

      That makes us so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for leaving a review!

    2. Kasey Schwartz says:

      That is wonderful!

      1. Cam I sub shortening for butter since I’m all out lol

      2. Kasey Schwartz says:

        I haven’t tried that before – but it may work!

  8. Do you think I could use soy milk rather then whole cows milk?

    1. Michelle - ATM Team says:

      We haven’t tried that yet, but we don’t see why not! The suggestion would be to use equal portions of soy milk (or any other dairy alternative milk) to regular milk.

  9. 5 stars
    NO more WF waffles for me. Just found this recipe. Just cooked. This is a fantastic recipe. Cooked four minutes for my taste. I cooked another one at five minutes because my roommate likes crisper food and we are both on different diets. Both on no salt so I cooked with “MySalt”. I will have to reduce salt amount. Tasted salty to me but very edible. I cooked one at four minutes and put in freezer. Will heat it up in induction oven within next 24 hrs. Love my induction oven and IP. I have a very busy schedule. Between studying for ministry, ASL, and work I am totally busy.
    Thank you for this recipe. Will be checking your site for more.

    1. Bofa deeze says:

      3 stars
      Beating the eggs kind of ruined the pancakes, it was like eating German egg waffles rather American homemade waffles

    2. 5 stars
      The servings can be adjust. It is so helpful because sometimes I make the waffle just for one serving and sometimes I make for my family… great recipe tho !

    3. Kasey Schwartz says:

      5 stars
      Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing Bob!

    4. 3 stars
      Just made these…
      They were not good. They smelled good but did not taste good. Not making again. All I could taste was the baking powder which I knew would make it taste bad when I saw how much baking powder is needed.

      1. Be sure to use the measuring spoon that has TSP NOT TBSP. There is a huge difference.

  10. 1 star
    This recipe had way too much baking soda sifted in.i may try this again with 2 teaspoons of baking soda instead of 4

    1. Audrey Anderson says:

      It’s supposed to be baking powder not baking soda. Try that and I’m sure they would be amazing.

  11. 4 stars
    Batter is way too thin for waffles.

    1. Try less liquid. It worked for me!

  12. 5 stars
    Who knew making waffles could be so delicious and simple 😁 Thank you so much. Nice to know I don’t ever need to buy waffle mix again. Five stars…

    1. Buffa Deeze says:

      Nice try who makes waffles at 6pm

  13. Can I save extra waffle mix ? If yes for how long ?

  14. 5 stars
    I make waffles every Sunday but usually use a mix, as I haven’t previously found the results to be worth the extra effort of making them from scratch. Today, I was out of waffle mix, so I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. These were easy to make and absolutely delicious! They tasted SO much better than a mix – well worth the few extra steps. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of mixing entirely by hand, including beating the eggs with a wire whisk (just didn’t feel like digging out the hand mixer). They turned out perfectly and the whole family loved them. I think I’ll be ditching the mix!

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      5 stars
      I am so happy to hear this! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Theresa Knox says:

    5 stars
    Very good waffle recipe. We all like it.

    1. 5 stars
      Great recipe. My family enjoyed it. Easy to make and quick.

  16. 5 stars
    Thanks this was amazing 🔥

  17. Deborah L.Coleman says:

    5 stars
    Loved the recipe, it reminded of theone my big sister taught me when I was a teenager. Brought back a wonderful memory. Oh yes and it tasted wonderful.

  18. Just made these waffles, easy and delicious!

  19. the recipe doesn’t even have the required amounts of ingredients

    1. It does. I got confused too. You just need to scroll down (from the part you read that has no amount for the ingredients) then you’ll find the amounts needed along with the directions again.

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